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‘We have our dream back:’ Orange County reopens businesses as it reenters the red tier

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For restaurateur Darren Coyle, dining is about providing an experience — through the service of his staff and through the design and architecture of his Newport Beach restaurant, Fable & Spirit.

It’s an experience he’s glad to be able to provide again now that Orange County has advanced — along with Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Placer, Mendocino, San Benito, Tuolumne, Siskiyou, Amador, Colusa, Mono, Riverside, Sacramento, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties — in the state’s pandemic reopening guidelines to the red, “substantial” tier.

That means restaurants like Coyle’s are allowed to reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity or up to 100 people, whichever number is smaller. It also means indoor gyms and dance studios are allowed to reopen at 10% capacity and museums, zoos and aquariums at 25%. The shift in tiers also expands capacities for retail and libraries.

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Bruno’s bistro closes as owners focus on second restaurant in northeast Santa Rosa

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(BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)
(BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

Bruno’s, the cozy McDonald neighborhood bistro in Santa Rosa that charmed Sunday brunchers and weeknight regulars for more than a decade, has closed.

According to co-owner Linn Bruno, the Fourth Street building is for sale, though at a price beyond what she and chef/husband Rick Bruno could justify spending during this economically precarious time for small businesses.

The 38-seat restaurant has been shuttered since April and the couple has spent their time focused on a second restaurant, Ricky’s Eastbound in Skyhawk Village, which remains open for patio seating and takeout.

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